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Sunrise on Temple Mount in Jerusalem; Back to Previous Devotion

September 25 - Evening

Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. 
“I am willing,” he said.“Be clean!” And immediately the leprosy left him. Then Jesus ordered him, 
“Don’t tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded 
for your cleansing, as a testimony to them."
- Luke 5:13-14

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
Making the Unclean Clean and the Unholy Holy    

In the Old Testament under the Law of Moses a Leper and anyone who touched a leper, was

“The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ’Command the people of Israel that they put out of the camp everyone who is leprous’ - Numbers 5:1

Lepers were placed outside the communities and where marked by their torn clothes. If they ever came within sight of another person, they were required to cry out, “Unclean, unclean” as a warning to
the healthy person to avoid contact. Any contact with a leper would make the healthy people
unclean themselves:

“The leprous person who has the disease shall wear torn clothes and let the hair of his head hang loose, and he shall cover his upper lip and cry out, ‘Unclean, unclean.’ He shall remain unclean as long as he has the disease. He is unclean. He shall live alone. His dwelling shall be outside the camp.” - Leviticus 13:45-46

Jesus came with a greater power and a greater authority. In the Old Testament the clean could become unclean by touching the unclean and the holy thing could become unholy by coming
into contact with an unholy thing. But, with the coming of Jesus there was released a holiness
that could make the unholy holy and make the unclean clean.

When Jesus touched the unclean leper the leper was healed. When Jesus said to the unclean
leper “Be clean!” the man was immediately clean and healed. This is something that had never happened. With Jesus the unholy become holy and the unclean become clean.

It is interesting to note that Jesus then sent the healed leper to the priests in the Temple at Jerusalem. Amazingly, there is an entire chapter in Leviticus explaining how a person who has
been healed of leprosy can be examined and brought back into Jewish society. It was rarely
used. But, on this day Jesus sends the healed leper to the priest to be examined and to offer
the sacrifice for having been cleansed of leprosy as Moses had written 1400 years earlier.

Jesus says he wants the leper to follow this prescribed ritual because it would serve “as a
testimony to them.” The priest would have to examine the man, ask him questions and investigate how this amazing change of events occurred. The priests would have to ask, “How did the unclean become clean?” And, the answer would be, “Jesus.” Indeed, when the priest recorded the event in the meticulous records they kept, he would have had to write down as his own testimony something like this: “During today’s rituals there was one leper who was declared healed of leprosy after having been examined by the priest on duty. This unclean man was healed when another Jewish man called Jesus touched him and commanded him to 'Be clean.' "

When Jesus came to the Temple Mount there would already be records by the priests themselves testifying to the miraculous power and cleansing ability of Jesus. There should have been no
reason not to recognize the Lord when he came to his Temple.

  Christian Quote from Church History

“Expect great things
from God.
Attempt great things
for God.”

– William Carey




Something to Ponder??
William Carey (1761-1834)
quit school to become a cobbler at age 14, but
would eventually oversee
the translation of the
Bible in 36 languages
and by himself translate
the Bible into 34
Asian languages.
Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Morologia (Gr) - Foolish Talk (Eng) - this Greek word morologia only appears in Ephesians 5:4.
It is a compound word from moros meaning "silly, stupid, foolish" and is used in
English as our word "moron." Moros is combined with logia which comes from a root
word meaning "word, discourse." Paul is telling the Ephesians to avoid foolish, pointless talk.
Paul tells Titus to teach the people to avoid moros questions (or, foolish questions)
because they are unprofitable.
The morologia that we are to have nothing to do with may originate with:
- an unbeliever who wants to argue endlessly
- a believer who wants to discuss meaningless theological issues
- a moron who wants to preach feel-good, crowd pleasing sermons

  Up until the late 1800's
critics of the Bible taught
that Belshazzar of Daniel 5 and 8 was a fictional character made up by a writer posing as Daniel because historians for 2400 years knew nothing of a "Belshazzar." But, in 1881 a clay cylinder was discovered in Ur that was inscribed in cuneiform (500's BC) by the Babylonian King Nabonidus. On this 2,500 year old cylinder Nabonidus refers to his son Belshazzar. Only an eyewitness, like Daniel,
could have written the
book of Daniel.
Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I realize God is not just able to do good things, but he is also willing?
I will listen and look for the goodness that God is willing to demonstrate in my life.
  " Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain
    is a sly tongue—which provokes a horrified look."
- Proverbs 25:23
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Nehemiah's Wall in Jerusalem 445 BC
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A portion of the wall Nehemiah built in 445 BC. The upper portions of this wall were rebuilt by the Hasmoneans. This is located on the east side of the City of David below the palace and next to the Jebusite’s Stepped Stone Structure. (click on image for larger size)  
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